Brazil's Willian ruled out of Copa America final

A hamstring injury means Willian will not feature in Brazil's Copa America final showdown against Peru in Rio de Janeiro.

Willian injured his hamstring in the semifinal contest against Argentina.   -  Getty Images

Brazil attacker Willian will miss Sunday's Copa America final against Peru due to a hamstring injury.

Willian injured his hamstring in Tuesday's 2-0 semifinal win over South American rival Argentina in Belo Horizonte. The 30-year-old, who was drafted into the squad as a replacement for injured star Neymar prior to the tournament, was a second-half substitute against Argentina.

Now, Brazil — seeking its ninth Copa title and first since 2007 — will be without Willian for the decider at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed to Omnisport.

After routing Peru 5-0 on the third and final matchday in Group A, Brazil will lock horns with Ricardo Gareca's side again following its shock 2-0 win over two-time reigning champion Chile on Wednesday.